Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Texture

…I love texture in all kinds of things – art, nature, food




Thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge – The Great Outdoors

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge

Nancy’s photo of a broken down wall in the middle of nature reminded my of the lighthouse keeper’s old home on Christian Island. The lighthouse has been automated for years and the home is a pile of rubble where nature has take over. Trees are literally growing out of the centre of the stone cottage.P1060752

365 Days of Art – It’s Been Awhile

….day 114

It’s been way too long since I last posted some of my art. I finally completed an assignment given by Carla Sonheim last Friday. I had to go outside and collect items from nature and then bring them back and create a design using my found materials. Once that was done I used pencil to quickly draw the design and then oil pastels to add colour.

I quite enjoyed the process and am now ready to produce more daily art studies. I might even put some paint on the canvas that has been sitting on my drawing table for a couple of weeks now.


Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

….thank you Elizabeth for encouraging me to participate in this challenge

Through my photography I have discovered beauty in every season.

“Many people find November dark and depressing as gardens are put to bed and plants  wither and begin to decay. I see interesting shapes and colours and the seeds that will bring new life in the spring.” – Carol Cormier 2015

“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

Elizabeth from Tea and Paper invited me to join in this challenge. I was hesitant to do so because I’m not into quotes but I’ve always enjoyed reading other people’s thoughts. I truly believe in the beauty of nature so Van Gogh’s quote was perfect for me and I’ve finally expressed how I feel about the decline of the plant kingdom in November in my own quote.

The rules are for this challenge are as follows:

• Thank the blogger who nominated you
• Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days on your blog. It can be your own, or              from a book, movie or from anyone who inspires you.
• Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this endeavor

My third nomination for this challenge is Jill from Jill’s Art Journal. Jill is a creative and fun loving artist. She loves to share her art experiences and encourages others to draw and paint. I love her humour and positive outlook on life.